MSM8660™ is a System-on-Chip (SoC) developed by Qualcomm, which is a leading developer in wireless technologies. It is one of the first two dual-CPU Snapdragon™ chipsets developed by Qualcomm along with MSM8260™. MSM8660 contains the Scorpion processor 1.5 GHz dual-core processors and Adreno 220 GPU. This is targeted to be used in high-end smartphones, tablets and smartbook devices. Exynos 4210 is a System-on-Chip (SoC) developed by Samsung, based on 32-bit RISC processor and it is specially designed for smartphones, tablet PCs, and Netbook markets. Samsung also claims that Exynos 4210 delivers the world’s first native triple display.
Samsung Exynos 4210
Exynos 4210 is a SoC developed for mobile devices and it delivers features like a CPU with dual-core capability, highest memory bandwidth, 1080p video decoding and encoding H/W, 3D graphics H/W and SATA/USB (i.e. high-speed interfaces). It is claimed that Exynos 4210 provides the world’s first native triple display, which delivers support simultaneously for WSVGA resolution of two main LCD displays and 1080p HDTV display throughout HDMI (HDMI Mirroring). This facility has been achieved through the capability of Exynos 4210 to support separate post processing pipelines. Exynos 4210 also uses the Cortex-A9 dual core CPU, which yields 6.4GB/s memory bandwidth that is suitable for heavy traffic operations such as 1080p video encoding and decoding, 3D graphics display and native triple display. By integrating IPs(Intellectual Properties) such as DDR3 interfaces that will prepare bit cross with DDR2 (world’s first), 8 channels of I2C for a variety of sensors, SATA2, the GPS baseband and a variety of USB derivatives, Exynos 4210 is able to lower its BOM (Bill of Materials). Furthermore, Exynos 4210 provides increased system performance through the support to industry’s first DDR based eMMC 4.4 interfaces.
Qualcomm MSM8660 Snapdragon
MSM8660 SoC developed by Qualcomm, is the third generation chipset in the Snapdragon platform developed by Qualcomm. Some of the key features in MSM8660 are 1.5 GHz Scorpion dual core processors, Adreno 220 GPU, 1080p video encode and decode and support for 24-bit WXGA 1280 x 800 resolution displays. It is expected that smartphones using MSM8660 would perform better than high-end models like Samsung Galaxy S, Droid X, HTC G2, etc. User should be able to get a significantly smoother experience due to the use of 1.5GHz dual cores. When compared to the first generation Snapdragon processors that used Adreno 205 GPU, MSM8660 should give better performance due to the use of Adreno 220 GPU.
Difference between Qualcomm MSM8660 Snapdragon and Samsung Exynos 4210
Exynos 4210 is a System-on-Chip (SoC) developed by Samsung while MSM8660 is a SoC, developed by Qualcomm. Exynos 4210 uses the Cortex-A9 dual core processor, while MSM8660 uses 1.5 GHz Scorpion dual core processor. Exynos 4210 is the world’s first native triple display and provides support to industry’s first DDR based eMMC 4.4 interfaces. On the other hand, MSM8660 is the 1st mobile dual-core CPU developed by Qualcomm. Exynos 4210 is paired with Mali-400 MP GPU while MSM8660is paired with Adreno 220 GPU.